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Tesla says it has doubled its weekly Mode 3 production in Q1

Tesla says it has doubled its weekly Mode 3 production in Q1

The electric vehicle producer reported ($3.04) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($3.12) by $0.08. Some California-based Chevrolet dealers have stated that they are selling some Chevrolet Bolt EVs to those who have cancelled reservations for the Model 3. "Uhh, hello, I need to build cars", Musk replied. The company earned $2.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.33 billion. And the company said it won't have to raise additional money to fund its business this year.

The company had been struggling with "production bottlenecks" for the new Model 3 and briefly halted production of the auto in February to fix automation issues at its California facility.

DeCaprio called Tesla's production numbers "irrelevant" to him because the company has not proven it can "build a vehicle without incinerating boatloads of cash in the process".

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Tesla's partner, Panasonic, has more than 300 workers producing solar panels and cells at the Buffalo factory, but Tesla has been much slower to add employees for its part of the factory, where it will focus on a new solar roof that looks like a conventional house roof but has solar cells inside. Last week, Musk said the Boring Company would sell interlocking, Lego-style bricks made from rock and soil displaced by the company's tunnel-digging machines. But it may take longer than expected.

Almost a year later, Musk is back to factory living.

Tesla also confirmed that nearly all Model 3 cancellations have been the result of delays.

That would be short of Tesla's own target of 2,500 per week for the end of March but far above the 793 Model 3s built in the final week of a year ago.

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Meanwhile, Tesla claims that it is now rolling 2,000 model 3 cars out of its factory every week. In February, Musk said Tesla would attempt the trip in another three to six months.

And while it now is shooting for "a production rate of approximately 5,000 per week in about three months", according to a statement accompanying the federal filing, it remains to be seen when it will be able to boost production to a combined 500,000 yearly total - about 80% of them Model 3 sedans - that CEO Elon Musk had promised for 2018. Ford's electric vehicles and hybrids, such as the Fusion Energi, may not match the Tesla Model X in style or speed, but Ford can knock out millions of fenders and hoods in its stamping operations with absolute certainty and to tight specifications. The believers see the advance orders for the Model 3 as testimony to the company's disruptive brilliance.

On Tuesday, Shares of Tesla, Inc. Truewealth LLC acquired a new position in Tesla during the 4th quarter valued at about $102,000. Moody's downgraded its debt rating further into junk status.

The production shortfall comes at a bad time for the company, which is facing a federal investigation into a recent fatal crash involving Autopilot, its driver assistance system, and the voluntary recall of 123,000 Model S sedans announced last week.

Musk wrote: 'My job as CEO is to focus on what's most critical, which is now Model 3 production.

On Tuesday, though, Tesla was more upbeat.

But Tesla didn't stop there. While that may be true, the automaker failed to meet its goal of making 2,500 copies of the Model 3 per week by the end of the quarter.


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